Adm. Lisa Franchetti's nomination as the first woman to lead the Navy under President Biden makes her the first woman to lead any of the services in the USA. Her achievement is a significant milestone in breaking gender barriers in the military.


  1. Adm. Lisa Franchetti led the first-ever Tomahawk missile strike by a Virginia-class attack submarine in 2018.
  2. Franchetti's successful strike mission targeted Syria while avoiding hitting Russian forces.
  3. She has a distinguished career as vice chief of naval operations and director for strategy, plans, and policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  4. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman to lead the Navy.